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Oregon Community Bank Main Street office will close for renovations

Oregon Community Bank Main Street office will close for renovations

The Oregon Community Bank and Trust Main Street office will be temporarily closed for a remodeling project expected to start August 1, according to a release.

The renovation project includes the addition of private offices for personal bankers, an expanded teller line area to enhance speed of service, and a facelift of the exterior of the building to modernize the facility and increase energy efficiency, officials said.

"We are thrilled to be reinvesting in the community and in the location that has helped make our bank the success that it is," President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Peotter said in the release.

For the safety of bank staff and clients the Main Street office will be closed, and all staff will be relocated to the Alpine branch at 101 S. Alpine Parkway, officials said.

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Free session to focus on timely health issue: Lyme disease, ticks

A health eductation event Thursday afternoon at the hospital will focus on a timely issue: Lyme disease. 

Nurse Practitioner Kaye McGrath will lead a session about the disease and self-care in checking for ticks at 1 p.m. at the Bryant Health Education Center at Stoughton Hospital. 

To register for the free talk, contact Sonja at 873-2356 or pr3@stohosp.com.

Messy event recreates ick-free 'bird poop,' more for kids

Kids got a chance to get a little messy Friday afternoon at the Oregon Public Library with “Gross Stuff” at the monthly Fuss With Stuff event.

The kids played with slime, “blood” and “bird poop,” all made with household ingredients... Read More

Zoo critters stop by senior center

A variety of critters stopped by the Oregon Area Senior Center last week for a special event. 

Zoo volunteers brought a ferret, lizard, snake, bird and more animals to the senior center on Park Street Friday. The Oregon Observer and the senior center posted photos of the animals greeting attendees. ... Read More

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Officer, EMT, firefighter of the year awards given to Brooklyn workers

Several area first responders were honored with awards last week. 

On Wednesday at the village of Brooklyn Board of Trustees meeting, the Brooklyn Police Officer of the Year award was given to Wade Engelhart, the Brooklyn EMT of the Year award was given to David Dorn, the Brooklyn Firefighter of the Year award was given to Alton Erickson.

The Oregon Observer reported that Engelhart was also recognized by the Green County Law Enforcement Administrators Association as the 2013 Officer of the Year in recognition of “professional and outstanding performance.”... Read More

Oregon woman spends year abroad in Sweden

Oregon High School graduate Anna Wangen spent 12 months in Sweden and returned the last week of June.

Wangen spent time as a foreign exchange student, living with a host family in Lund, Sweden, a university town of roughly 100,000. After graduating OHS in 2013, Wangen deferred college for a year and instead spent that time as a last-year student at a Swedish school... Read More

Love in Limbo: Oregon same-sex couple marries, waits for legal resolution

Mike Brant and Joshua Sebranek knew they were getting married in 2014.

They just weren’t sure whether it would be in the state where they live.

The couple had already bought plane tickets to California for October because same-sex marriage is legal there and they were ready. But thanks to U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb’s June 6 decision to overturn the gay marriage ban in Wisconsin, at least for a week, they got married just a 20-minute drive from their home... Read More